the Kalevala was Re: reviews (but not of MC)

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at
Fri Dec 12 11:38:59 EST 2003

So . . . I'm wondering . . . and I've been wondering for a long while 
now . . .

What's MST3K?



On Friday, December 12, 2003, at 10:16  AM, Melissa Proffitt wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 16:07:12 -0000, Belben, Philip ( Generation ) 
> wrote:
>> Can't remember who the translator was, but I do remember his five-line
>> summary of the plot from the introduction:
>> The Sampo gets forged, a rogue screws,
>> There's a murder, a wedding, the Blues,
>>   A serf bites the dust,
>>   The Sampo gets bust,
>> And Finland receives the Good News.
> You know how sometimes you see something in passing that makes 
> something
> else make a whole lot more sense?  There's this awful MST3K movie (the
> original is awful, not MST3K) that's all set in some Nordic country, 
> makes
> no sense, and the evil witch is always screaming "Where is the Sampo!" 
>  Only
> it never says what a Sampo is.  I feel so much better now.  Never 
> having
> read any part of the Kalevala except its title, I would have probably 
> gone
> to my grave wondering about this.  Undoubtedly the horrible movie is 
> based
> on it.
> The movie is also the source of one of our favorite things to sing 
> when one
> of us screws up:
> "He's a failure,
> Total total failure,
> What a loser,
> Lalalalala!"
> It loses something without the jaunty tune.
> Melissa Proffitt
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